Admissions and Fees
PROGRAM ADMISSION, COSTS, AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
- Admission to the Humanities PhD program is exclusively for the fall semester of each academic year.
- All materials must be received by January 15th for the following fall. No late applications will be accepted.
- All applicants must have completed an appropriate Master's degree (M.A., M.F.A., M.Div, or other) prior to beginning the program.
- All applicants must also have fulfilled all requirements of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies (SIGS).
- Required are:
- The SIGS application.
- A statement of intent (750-1000 words) detailing educational and future professional goals;
- A current academic curriculum vitae;
- A scholarly or creative writing sample (scholarly, fiction, creative nonfiction: 5000-10,000 words; for length guidelines in other genres, please contact the PhD Program Administrator);
- Official transcripts of all undergraduate- and graduate-level work;
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test scores;
- If applicable, proof of English proficiency;
- Three letters of recommendation from former instructors attesting to capability for doctoral-level work; and:
- 60 application fee, paid to SIGS.
- For information on costs, financial aid, loans, other assistance, state residency, housing, and graduate life at the university, please see the SIGS website.
- For information on further options for financial assistance administered by the PhD Program, please see Graduate Teaching Assistantships and Fellowships.
- For any further questions regarding specifics of the Humanities PhD Program application, please e-mail the PhD Program Administrator .